I laughed, I cried and most of all, I FELT Sorrow, joy and amusement in equal measureThis is a book like none other Ive read Sandy ToesTopReviewerThe author refers to this book as a roller coaster of emotion, and she couldnt beaccurate This book made me laugh, cry, and feel disappointed, sad, angry, happya whole range of emotions Teresa Kandar, author of Heartbreak and HappinessAn excellent, powerful read Lisas writing is truly aliveAt turns disturbing and hilarious, the books larger message is this Its possible to courageously face the darkness in life, and not just find the light, but create it Tracy Knight author of The Astonished EyeIts a complex book that left me happy, sad, exasperated, amused, horrified, frustrated and completely wrung outyouve written a book that defies my ability to categorize and whose impact on me I cannot adequately describe KudosShe opens windows onto foster care, child abuse, domestic violence, teenagers angst at what exactly is an adult and yet mixes all of this grim reality into a memoir that is profoundly involving and moving and entertaining and full of some zingers that will have you howling Grady HarpHALL OF FAME TOPREVIEWER VINE VOICEA Must Read Should be Mandatory for All Participants in Foster Care Faculties in the Educational System Laughs Tears Andy AndersonHALL OF FAME TOPREVIEWERMany years ago my friends and I would sit around and play what we called Jerry Springer the Home Game The object of the game was to see how many upcoming shows we qualified for, with the story to support our claim, and whoever had the most at the end of the program won I was the reigning championThis book started off as just a lighthearted collection of anecdotes, stories shared with friends over the years to both the horror and delight of my audience But as I began to write I realized that the humor of my life comes not from the light moments, but the dark, and without those moments being included much of the humor would be lost without that context This book is a bit darker than I initially intended, but I hope that while reading this I can make you smile, even on occasion laugh out loud at the ridiculousness of the situations I have found myself in over the years, and that you, like me, can find the humor in all the dark placesI do not believe I have any wisdom to share in this telling, nor is it even an inspirational tale of achievement by overcoming adversity, it is simply my life that I have survived For better or for worse, this is the mostly true, fairly accurate, and almost completely factual account of my life Some liberties have been taken to protect the somewhat innocent and a few small embellishments were made for the sake of a good story


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